A Spiro, Oklahoma, man was arrested Tuesday (April 29) after police say he was “going crazy” at a ballgame, punching women and a 15-year-old boy, according to a probable cause affidavit.
Devon Perry, 20, was booked into the LeFlore County Detention Center and faces assault-and-battery and disorderly conduct charges, the affidavit states.
Officers arriving at the ballgame reported seeing 10 or more people gathered around two males, including Perry, who was being detained by someone in the crowd. An officer took Perry by the hand and handcuffed him, according to the affidavit.
Witnesses said a man identified as Perry was “going crazy” at the game, punching and kicking women and even punching a 15-year-old boy in the nose, the affidavit states.
Officers took statements from 30 or more people at the site.
Perry’s mother told 5NEWS on Thursday (May 1) that her son was jumped by several people, and when authorities arrived, they only arrested him.
Perry is out of jail and is at a hospital for an evaluation, according to his mother, Tanara Wilson.
Perry’s assailants used a racial slur while attacking him, Wilson said. She said her son was dating a white woman, adding that the woman’s family didn’t approve of the relationship. Some of those who attacked him were the girlfriend’s family members, she said.